Lore has it that the seas around the Aran islands were so dangerous that fishermen of times past wouldn't bother learning to swim, since they knew they'd have no chance against the wild currents. This wonderfully crafted pewter sculpture (16" long) depicts these fishermen in a traditional canoe used in the west of Ireland, known as a currach or naomhóg ('little saint').
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The ancient craft of pewter making was revived in Ireland by Paddy Collins in Mullingar in 1974. Paddy's son Peter now runs the business and it employs 16 people from the local area. Most of the pieces are still made in the traditional way in our own workshop by Irish men and women, specially trained in the old casting methods, meticulous assembly and delicate hand finishing.
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